Riwaka is home to the Left Branch Cider. Steve, an orchardist, had an inspired idea to turn apples into an alcoholic beverage and Left Branch cider was born. TUTU CIDER (483 Main Road, Riwaka is a boutique cider production. Tutu is Fuji apple liquid gold. TUTŪ Cider for more details.
Hop Federation Brewery. Offer in store tastings including seasonal specials. There is a sense of community and it is fascinating hearing the story of two relocated Auckland families who have created a microbrewery in the heart of hop growing territory. The brewery is open every day from 11.00am to late. Tastings are complimentary.
Perhaps take a walk to the Riwaka Resurgence to watch the river emerge from the underground springs or window shop in Motueka among the busy holiday crowds or perhaps simply chill out on the Old Wharf Road and wonder about the fate of ships and people who run aground.